Six reasons why BNP Paribas is a major player in the commodity finance

August 16, 2017

BNP Paribas is fully committed to accompanying clients belonging to the commodity ecosystem with working capital and trade financing solutions.

Here are six reasons that illustrate our long-term commitment to the commodity financing business.


BNP Paribas has been active in this field for more than 60 years. A true pioneer in commodity trade finance with an unrivalled know-how. Commodities are part of our DNA.


BNP Paribas designed a new organization (Specialized Trade Solutions, STS) to perfectly fit companies’ working capital needs at every step of the commodity value chain, from upstream to downstream.


To fulfill companies’ needs, BNP Paribas STS offers a wide range of solutions – from financing to hedging – in a large number of countries and for numerous commodities in three main sectors: Metals & Mining, Agribusiness, and Energy.


BNP Paribas STS invests massively in innovative trade financing solutions – built in collaboration with clients -using big data, digitalization, robotics and artificial intelligence. Our goal is to take advantage of new technologies to improve customers’ experience.


As every year since its inception, BNP Paribas is present for the Commodity Week in Geneva, holding one of the most important events of the week (#CommoditiesDay). And by the way, we look forward to seeing you there this year!


Last but not least, BNP Paribas STS expertise in commodities relies greatly on people (Engineers, Loan Structurers, Account and Inventory Managers) to offer first class expertise and services to clients.